Stories are the foundation of human communication, even when first relayed over campfires — an inherently social and communal setting. The storyteller can change his tale based on the expressions on the faces of his audience — speed up here, slow down there, give more background on a character. The storyteller may hear someone else retell his or her own story in a different way, and use that experience in telling new stories or iterating upon the original. The story gets stronger and more nuanced in the retelling… <read the full story here> @ <http://mashable.com/>
If a robot is produced that behaves just like one of us in all respects, including thought, is it conscious or just a clever machine, asks Prof Barry C Smith, director of the Institute of Philosophy.
Human beings are made of flesh and blood – a mass of brawn and bone suffused with an intricate arrangement of nerve tissue. They belong to the physical world of matter and causes and yet they have a remarkable property – from time to time they are conscious. <see the full story here>
Absurdist painter Paco Pomet (previously) has updated his website with eight new paintings (my favorite three above). Many of the new paintings are enhanced with the addition of, well, Muppets… <see more images and read full story here> @ <http://thisiscolossal.com/>
Love the style… click through to his link, it’s worth it!
The installations, which look like the work of horrifyingly large arachnids, grew in scale and scope as the year progressed, first deployed inside a small Croatian gallery, then an abandoned attic during October’s Vienna Design Week… <see full story here> @ <http://www.neatorama.com/>
Oh my god this is soooo cool!
Vision is a rather unique 3D drawing device created by twins Ryan & Trevor Oakes, allowing almost anyone to draw images in perfect perspective using nothing but your eyes and a pen. <read the full story and see more pics here> @ <http://thisiscolossal.com/>
The human brain is so amazing…
I live in Guadalajara, Mexico. I’m a graduate from Cinematography and animation, and I have been working as a concept artist profesionally for around 5 years, but drawing my whole life… <see all his work and read about him here>
Great work, really like the character designs! Great style…
Imaginary Friends Studios was founded by friends, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, one of the top artists on Deviantart.com with close to 6 million page; Kendrick “Kunkka” Lim, a game designer who worked previously at a Tokyo-based game studio; and Kai “Ukitakumuki” Lim, who at 19 had already art directed two major game mods for Half-Life 2 including Hull Breach and Nuclear Dawn.
Imaginary is much more than a concept art, comics and illustration studio. With its “By-artists-for-artists” mantra and its small but ever-increasing cult-like online fan following, Imaginary truly represents a next-gen creative approach to the creative business by hot-housing its established and fresh new talents, delivering creative services and content to a global audience. <read all about them, and check out their work here>
Wow, really cool vibe. Bit of a collective of concept artists… definitely have to hook up with them!
Corrado Vanelli’s Brand of TwistFantasyVisuals Dazzles Viewers’Eyes
It appears digital art programs like Corel Painter and Photoshop are attracting all great modern contemporary artists, as individuals like Corrado Vanelli can’t help but use such software to churn out these wonderful pieces of fantasy art. I can’t complain; I’m actually very grateful for these twisted yet beautiful illustrations of women, which are quickly becoming some of my favorite art finds of the month… <read full story and see all the pics here> @ <http://www.trendhunter.com/>